As the month of May draws near I am amazed at how God has been working in my life. He watches over me and takes care of me all the time, but this month has been really special for me. "A Gun and the Cross" being released the 28th is just the icing on the cake. He has answered so many other prayers for me this month, I don’t know how to give Him enough praise.
As another day begins for me at noon and 12 days left before the release of ‘A Gun and the Cross’ I keep thinking that I’m going to wake up and find this has all been a dream. Sometimes we pray for something and we wait, and just about the time we think God’s answer is no He surprises us and answers the prayer, then it’s hard to believe it’s actually happening. That is how it is with ‘A Gun and the Cross’ I’ve been writing for years and trying to get a book published, I’ve prayed that God would let it happen now, He’s answering that prayer and it’s like a dream . . . it definitely is a dream come true and an answered prayer from God.
Good afternoon everyone or morning for night owls like me, I hope everyone is feeling as blessed as I am. There have been times when I’ve felt the hand of God on me and that feeling was beyond what any words can explain . . . that is a personal relationship, a one on one with God. But what is really amazing is to see God working with so many people at the same time. This is no great deal for God, He does it all the time, but what is so amazing is to see Him working with people you actually know. Seeing things happening in their life and all the time He’s working with them He is showering His blessing down on you at the same time. Perhaps we should all pause for a moment and take a look around us, stand in silence and see the miracles of God . . . they happen all the time and most of them are totally over looked. The poetic stories in ‘A Gun and the Cross’ tell of these miracles and how God works in our life every day.
As the days pass I feel the excitement building, I see God working all around me and for me; He has answered a prayer and I am confident that He will make “A Gun and the Cross” a great success. He has showered down His blessing on everyone who is associated with Maple Hill Publishing. All members in this group are giving are credits and thanks to God Almighty and putting all trust in Him. “A Gun and theCross” deals primarily with the emotions of a soldier, God is the center of it all.
As the countdown continues to May 28th the release date of ‘A Gun and the Cross’ I find myself waiting for someone to pinch me and wake me up from a dream. Being a published author is a lifelong dream come true and the answer to a prayer, God is working here; since April I have seen so much of God’s work it amazing and I really don’t know how to explain it. He is blessing so many people and bringing their dreams to life. God has answered so many prayers in my life, some of them I thought the answer was no because he took a while to get around to them, but he answers prayers in his time . . . I believe God takes His time in answering some prayers just to test our faith, to see if we give up on Him. I can’t speak for everyone, but for me sometimes I find myself wondering if my faith is strong enough, and then God smiles down on me and lets me know He is listening. ‘A Gun and the Cross’ is a blessing and an answered prayer; God smiled down on Steven Dowell and spread His blessing out through Maple Hill Publishing showing a lot of us that He is still with us and listening.